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Apple Almond Farro Salad
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5 from 2 votes

Apple Almond Farro Salad

This vegan apple almond farro salad makes an ideal fall lunch or side dish. Nutty farro is tossed with crisp diced apples, sliced scallions, toasted almonds, chewy dried currants, and a sweet 'n' tangy apple-almond vinaigrette. The result is a salad with an abundance of texture and an addictive balance of sweet 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: plant-based, Vegan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked farro, rinsed
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 2 medium crisp red apples (e.g., honeycrisp, pink lady, etc.), cored and diced
  • 1 bunch scallions, well-trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted*
  • 1/3 cup dried currants, raisins, or dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup pure apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons natural almond butter, stirred well before measuring*
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons Bragg's Aminos or Tamari, to taste

Instructions

  • Add the rinsed farro and water to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Strain off excess water. Let cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the apples, scallions, almonds, and currants, and add them to a large serving bowl. Once the farro has cooled slightly, add it to the serving bowl, too.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the apple cider vinegar, apple juice, almond butter, and aminos/tamari. Pour over the farro mixture and toss to coat.
  • Serve.
  • This salad is best enjoyed fresh, but leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

*No Nuts? No Problem. To keep this salad nut-free, swap out the sliced almonds for sunflower seeds and the almond butter for sunflower butter.